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Web Design

This one-year certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in various careers requiring commercial art and/or communication design production skills. They serve as a “behind the scenes” crew the creates what a consumer sees and uses with technology.

The program’s courses include the rapidly advancing technology of computer graphics and hands-on training in typography, layout production and design fundamentals. The credits acquired in this program are applicable toward the A.A.S. in Graphic Design.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate entry-level professional Photoshop skills including selecting, editing, retouching and compositing images.
  • Exhibit a refined use of color appropriate for each client and project.
  • Research and select appropriate typefaces and design typography to support the branding or communication goal of a particular client or project.
  • Utilize a professional design process including research, concept development to create professional level Web page designs.
  • Create consistent, visually appealing Web page layouts utilizing Web Editors, hand-coding using HTML and CSS.
  • Utilize a computer as a production tool.


Career Options

An recipient of an Interactive Design certificate will be able to look for work in producing graphic art, web/online design, and page layouts under the titles of “commercial art” or “communication design.” According to, entry-level designers earn between $40,000-$69,000 annually in the Newton, NJ area.


Sherry Fitzgerald